CBS News Sunday Morning: By Design Special (CBS, Sunday May 19)

CBS News Sunday Morning

The CBS News Sunday Morning show is getting a one-time makeover by celebrated designer David Rockwell and his Rockwell Group team for its annual “By Design” special edition. The episode airs on Sunday, May 19, at 9:00 AM ET on CBS and will also be available for streaming on Paramount+.

In this special edition, the show explores the impact of design across various aspects of life, including the arts, food, architecture, and parenting. The CBS News Sunday Morning team takes the opportunity to look into Rockwell’s impressive career, spanning set designs for the Oscars and Broadway productions to renowned buildings like the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and New York’s Union Square Café. The episode will feature a unique set designed by Rockwell specifically for this broadcast.

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Jane Pauley anchors “By Design,” which includes a diverse range of segments. Former “Friends” star Courteney Cox discusses her home fragrance line, “Homecourt.” Seth Doane visits a French castle under construction using medieval techniques, while Kelefa Sanneh explores the rising popularity of bidets. Lee Cowan presents a story about the Hennessey Venom, a $3 million, 1800 hp supercar handcrafted in Texas. Serena Altschul joins the show to uncover the luxury stroller wars.

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Plus, Luke Burbank reports on Silicon Valley tech giants buying land and creating a new city, and Martha Teichner investigates the history and craft of weathervanes. Conor Knighton focuses on the origin of the versatile Leatherman tool, created by Tim Leatherman in Portland, Oregon. Susan Spencer examines the design of popular word games like Wordle, and Martha Stewart offers tips on hosting a lilac garden tea party.

CBS News Sunday Morning has consistently been the number one Sunday morning news program for 23 consecutive broadcast seasons. The show airs weekly on the CBS Television Network and is available for streaming on Paramount+. Rand Morrison serves as the executive producer.

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